The Handless King

2024 NNPN National Showcase of New Plays

Two eunuch scribes argue over the transition from Cuneiform to Aramaic in 728 BCE, and in turn wrestle with the purpose of writing, changing technologies, state violence, systemic oppression, revolution, gender, disability, and the invention of poetry. A dark comedy for anyone who has ever wanted to draw triangles in clay.
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The Handless King

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    6 Apr. 2024
    A pitch black comedy about the importance of the written word. Loved the dialogue of this play.

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2024 NNPN National Showcase of New Plays Finalist